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October 2013

Sweet Pulled Pork Waffle Sliders (Serves: 6)

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INGREDIENTS:

For the pulled pork:

2 pounds pork butt

1 yellow onion, sliced

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

salt and pepper, to taste

For the mayo:

⅔ cup avocado oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon maple syrup (use 1 more teaspoon if you would like it sweeter)

For the waffles:

2 cups almond flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste

3 eggs, whisked

½ cup canned coconut milk

2 tablespoons bacon fat

3 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped

2 tablespoons chives, finely chopped

For the toppings:

5-6 pieces of bacon, cooked

slice pickles

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Place pork butt (or other roast) in a crockpot.

2. Add sliced onions around it and top with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until it falls apart.

3. Once pork is done cooking, shred in the crockpot.

4. Now make the mayo so it can cool in the fridge. Place all mayo ingredients, except for the maple syrup, into a tall container.

5. Place your immersion blender to the bottom of the container, turn on and wait until the mixture thickens. You may need to raise the immersion blender a bit to help mix all of the oil.

6. Once it is thick, pour in the maple syrup and mix with a spoon. Place in fridge to cool.

7. To make the waffle buns, mix together almond flour, baking soda, garlic powder, and a bit of salt and pepper.

8. Then add eggs, coconut milk, bacon fat, chopped bacon, and chives and mix well to combine.

9. Heat up a waffle iron and pour mixture into the center of each waffle area.

10. You want the buns to be small so only about 2 tablespoons of the mixture will do to create a small waffle bun. Cook until slightly crispy.

11. Once waffles are done, begin the layering: waffle bun, sweet mayo, pork, pickles, bacon, mayo, bun.

12. Add toppings and serve.

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Credit:

Recipe and photo from: http://paleomg.com

BIG FRANK ON SUPPLEMENTS and NVIE NUTRITION

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Q: Hey Big Frank. I have seen you all over the internet. I have seen your transformation pics. I read your many articles. I saw that you would be starting to write for Ultimate You, which I find to be one of the ONLY magazines that is put out just for information to benefit the reader and not full of shit. I think it’s a great fit for you, and I hope that you are allowed to continue being blunt and honest. My question is about supplements. I see you are now a sponsored athlete with NVIE. But I have read that you would NEVER sign with a supplement company. SO, what gives? Honestly, did you sell out?

-Dave W, USA

A: Hey Dave thanks for writing, and yes! I am now… as you see… also writing for Ultimate You magazine. WHY?
Because I believe in it, and the Editor and owner Andy Anderson is ALL ABOUT truth. That is why we made a good fit. Ok, now to answer your question?
BIG FRANK WILL NEVER sell out! EVER! There is a VERY good reason why I said I would NEVER be a part of a supplement company!

The supplement company is a multi-billion dollar industry. One state where majority of the United States supplements are made, is Utah. Supplements are BIG BUSINESS in Utah. And to help the state flourish, the State Senator for Utah decided to lobby for no regulation on supplements. YES you read that correctly! In the past, supplement companies had to PROVE what was in their products… much like a pharmaceutical company would have to prove what is in a drug. WELL, quality products decrease profits, SO the supplement manufacturers decided to Grab the Utah State senator by the short hairs, and convince him to lobby for change. The SAD part is he won, and the laws were changed. THERE IS NOW NO REGULATION of supplements in the United States! NONE!!! What is even scarier? To send products of the SAME NAME to other countries, supplement manufacturers are forced to CHANGE THE FORMULA to adhere to regulation in OTHER countries! AND even MORE disgusting? The FDA which people believe has their best interest in mind?

Well, the supplement companies do not have to PROVE ANYTHING to them. Just the opposite! The FDA has to PROVE that a supplement is HARMFUL for it to be pulled from the shelves. Some magazines and propaganda will have you believe supplements are pulled from the shelves because they have been classified as a drug because they WORK. Uh… no people. They were pulled from shelves because they were proven HARMFUL! SO, all the geniuses out there who hear a supplement is being pulled from shelves and buy up cases of it to sell after it’s pulled? Uh… it wasn’t pulled because it’s beneficial! It’s pulled because IT WAS PROVEN HARMFUL!!!

I am so glad this is a post and not an open forum because I can only imagine all of the bodybuilding magazine readers who want to argue because of what they read. Ok… I will say this… majority of the published magazines? WHO owns them? DO your homework! AH… did you find a direct relationship to supplement companies? SHOCKER! Plus… do you happen to see any supplement ads? Let me rephrase that… HAVE YOU NOTICED that MAJORITY of the magazines are supplement ads? Now, the people who write for the magazines, do you think it may be to their advantage to create a DEMAND for supplements! AH! Wakey Wakey time! Welcome to reality! Most of the pills you are taking? Rice flour! How much of the desired product is actually IN the supplement? Who knows? WHO WOULD know? THEY CAN SAY WHATEVER THEY WANT! THERE IS NO REGULATION!!!! Your protein powder could be Nestle Quick for all you know! The FDA has to prove it is HARMFUL to you for it to get pulled! NOT whether or not there is actually what they SAY is in the product! Multi Billion dollar industry of LIES and false marketing. Feel stupid? Don’t! I was there myself!

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Back in 2001, before I won my first bodybuilding competition, I won a nationwide transformation contest that was HIGHLY publicized in many bodybuilding magazines. It was with a supplement company that was then, and still is one of the largest in the industry. The product I used was their Androstene product that I had to stop taking since I was developing NEGATIVE side effects from (the whole reason I did NOT want to take drugs in the first place!!!) Here I was a natural athlete, VERY against steroids, and I was getting negative side effects that steroids would cause. Nice. SO I stopped taking that, and kept taking their “fat burner”. The problem? Sometimes I would take it and feel NOTHING. Then sometimes I would take it and feel like I was going to have a heart attack, and would get extreme cramping in the prostate and could not urinate. I went to my doctor and the swelling of the prostate was due to ephedrine which at the time was legal. I contacted my coach and he said to stop taking the fat burner because there was no quality control with the product. That’s why they wanted people to take 6 pills. In hopes that out of 6 pills you would get SOME product in you. Well wait… what happens if you get 6 potent pills? Well you stand in front of the urinal for 10 minutes. Well contrary to what the idiots out there will have you believe, ephedrine was pulled NOT because it WORKED!

But because it was PROVEN HARMFUL! Yet you still have people looking for it at truck stops, etc because their trainer said it works, because in the 1990′s they read Bill Philips supplement guide HE GAVE FOR FREE through EAS that said that the ECA (ephedrine, caffeine, Aspirin) stack worked. WOW that was really nice of Bill! To give such wonderful information! And wasn’t it funny that everything he claimed WORKED, EAS just HAPPENED to start manufacturing? Are we REALLY THAT DUMB as consumers? Ok truth time! The ECA stack that your trainer swears by? Yes! It has been documented ABSOLUTELY burns brown adipose tissue! THAT is WHY they can call it a fat burner! There is only one problem! We have WHITE adipose tissue! RATS have brown adipose tissue! YEP! Those were some LEAN rats, but sorry people! The “fat burner cocktail” is all BS. Now… how do I explain people losing weight? Well, the stack DOES increase your heart rate, so you get more out of cardio. It also INCREASE THE SIZE of your heart! Uh… sorry people but that is NOT a positive! In addition it acts as a diuretic. Why would people go through the trouble of proving to the FDA that a supplement is harmful? Simple… PEOPLE DIED!!! Will magazines publish this? OF COURSE NOT! That would be bad business. INSTEAD they point their finger at the government claiming they took our supplements because they work! Sick.

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Back to the transformation contest, even though I stopped the supplements, I DID wind up making an incredible transformation, SO I entered my before and after pictures. Well, I won! I still have my certificate award congratulating me. My PRIZE? A case of THOUSANDS of dollars worth of supplements, and a sponsorship. I had never won anything before so I was pretty excited. I contacted my Coach who actually happened to be in Research and development for the supplement company, and told him that I had won. He thought it was great I was recognized and started writing a few articles about me… claiming what supplements I used. BUT the problem was… I didn’t use them. I also did not achieve the gains he claimed I did. If you search my name online, you can find the articles. Ok… I let that go thinking ok… well I WILL be taking these supplements NOW, and they will be free, so awesome! I asked him what I should take and when and how etc. I had EVERY supplement the company made at my disposal. His answer? “Don’t use any of it. It’s all garbage. It’s a Canadian company but isn’t even manufactured in Canada. It’s made in the United States because there is no regulation. It’s all crap. You have a show coming up and I don’t want any of that crap holding you back.” Yes… HOLDING ME BACK! He told me to give it away, sell it, do whatever. Just don’t take it. OH! Wait, he said I COULD eat the protein bars… ON MY CHEAT DAY because they were all sugar and garbage just like a candy bar. NONE of the protein they CLAIMED was in it. The part that bothered me? He suggested I stay with the COMPANY because that would help me get my name out there. Well, call me dumb, but I didn’t WANT my name out there in that way! I was going to send the case back to the manufacturer and I noticed the address! WAIT that was down the street from my gym! I took a little drive and saw the manufacturing warehouse wasn’t quite the laboratory you saw in pictures in the magazines! It was a steel structure warehouse that was an absolute mess, with people working for minimum wage, sweating in the summer in a non air-conditioned building all over products. When I walked up I saw one of my employees father. He was the “facility” manager and… well… I learned very quickly the TRUTH about supplements. He also advised I not waste my time with, “that crap”. And to him it was just a job. NO quality testing. Employees that could hardly read, or speak English. I left the box there, and from then on? I NEVER used another bodybuilding supplement! EVER! A multivitamin and mineral manufactured by a pharmaceutical company and under same guidelines? Yes. But no bodybuilding or performance supplements.

Throughout my competitive career, in the past 15 years MANY supplement companies have contacted me. Usually because of my transformation, or writing, or inspirational ways, etc. I ALWAYS turned them down because in this industry, and “SPONSORSHIP” is usually free product which I DID NOT WANT, AND there was NO WAY I was going to put MY name on something that would mislead people OR potentially harm them. SO for YEARS I would have new clients give me the list of supplements they were taking because their scam artist trainer pushed them on their clients. WHY? Pretty simple! In the shadiest industry on earth, you have trainers who get supplements through wholesale places and then make even MORE money off of their clients by “PRESECRIBING” the supplements they could get them. Of course making a substantial profit in addition to their training fees. What happens when these clients use the supplements as a crutch and you tell them they are garbage and to stop using them? PANIC!!! And what does EVERY client say? INSTEAD of being relieved they will save money? Well…ok! I will stop this, but still take that, that and that OK? haha! Look! I tell clients all the time! I will always be honest! Take what you want to. I am being honest. I have nothing to GAIN by telling you not to use that garbage. But if you insist? Knock yourself out.

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Recently I had two guys contact me who were starting a supplement company. Greg Riska and Jesse Corbett. The name of the company? NVIE Nutrition. I was asked by my friend Coach Doug Casbier if I was sponsored by a supplement company and I said NO an that I never would be. Well these two gentlemen wanted to speak o me anyways. I have to admit, in my experience, these two SOUNDED very down to earth, knowledgeable, driven and most importantly to me? HONEST! They told me their vision, their company strategy, and about their products. I have to admit, it all sounded great. They were VERY honest, and said they were surprised I was not with a much larger and established company, so I was honest with them and told them why I was not. When they asked what they could do to get me interested in NVIE, maybe they thought I may have requested money or demanded self promotion. Maybe a commercial, or whatever else athletes want. No I didn’t ask for any of that. My request TO ME was pretty simple. I said, ” You believe in your products and your formulas? I respect that. But I am not taking anyones WORD for it! PROVE it to me. PROVE to me that the products are legit and do what you claim they do.” I think maybe they thought I was crazy because they said they KNEW what was in their products and assured me they were quality and true to the label. I told them that was nice, BUT anyone can say that in the United States. And as unfortunate as it may be? I do not trust anyone in this industry for good reason. Instead of taking offense, they ASKED how they could prove it. Having a manufacturing and Quality Control Background, I told them to get a third party NOT affiliated with them or the manufacturer to do CONSTANT QUALITY TESTING and in addition? Pharmaceutical grade products. NOBODY DOES THAT! NOBODY! SO I said if they could do that? I would be completely on board. If I was going to put my name on ANYTHING, I wanted to believe in it completely and whole heartedly! AND IF I WOULDN’T USE IT? I wouldn’t suggest it!

One week later, Greg and Jesse could not have been more excited to contact me. They did it. EXACTLY what I asked! And people? IT IS NOT CHEAP! And that is exactly why no other company does it! Other companies spent ridiculous amounts of money on advertisement. Well, NVIE is NOT following the pack. They are REVOLUTIONIZING the industry and investing the money INTO THE PRODUCT! The people they are choosing to represent the company? Are not necessarily World Champions, or the most well known athletes in the world. Instead they are incredible individuals with unique stories and who are extremely inspiring. And the goal? Take these great athletes and help make them EVEN BETTER! SHOW PEOPLE that they IMPROVED using NVIES PRODUCTS! TRUE testimonials from those IN the industry! How can they KNOW the athletes are truly USING the products? Well, once again… the common supplement company sponsorship? Gives the athletes free product. Well in most cases? The athletes do not use or believe in the product. SO many times I would be at shows and see people sponsored by one company pulling out another companies product and taking it. Well, NVIE does something VERY different for their athletes! They offer the product at a discounted rate for those sponsored. No free product. That helps nobody. And in return, athletes giving testimonials are telling the TRUTH! The athletes ARE using the products and they can even prove THAT! Instead of just sending free product which others do, because they don’t CARE if the athletes use the products! They want those athletes for what they accomplished WITHOUT their supplements. Well at NVIE, the athletes are purchasing and USING the products, AND IMPROVING! SO what NVIE does to reward it’s sponsored athletes? Paying for their shows, photoshoots, and other industry related costs depending on sponsorship tier. In other words, they are taking good athletes, making them BETTER with their supplements, and then INVESTING IN THEM to SHOW THE WORLD their improvements! SHOW ME ANY company that believes in their athletes or products enough to do THAT!

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I will add this also. Many of you have read my articles, and you know the politics that supplement companies pull in organizations. NVIE has athletes in many organizations. They would never TELL someone where to compete unlike other companies. ALSO, they would and will NEVER attempt to sway an organization to favor their athletes. SAD I even have to mention this, but in the past, supplement companies have been dropped by the WBFF because they attempted to TELL Paul Dillett who was going to win his shows… demanding that their sponsored athletes win. Well, if you know Paul Dillett like I do? You know this will NEVER fly with him! EVER! Well, the owners also do NOT believe in this type of action, so not only will they NEVER partake in the shady part of this industry, but in addition? They DO NOT demand ANY specific placing for athletes sponsored. They would rather reward athletes for their performance OFF the stage than on. Because we ALL know how subjective this sport can be. It’s simple… NVIE athletes WILL be better than they have ever been before, and they will prove that before they even take the stage. But once ON stage? They don’t see it as a competition. They see it as a place for athletes to display their hard work. Once again revolutionizing the industry with their unique way of thinking and support of their athletes.

I am proud to be a sponsored athlete, consultant, representative, and approved Coach with Nvie Nutrition. They are THE ONLY supplement company I will EVER endorse or suggest to anyone. I use NVIE products and you HAVE MY WORD that they are pure, potent, and work. YOU WILL see and feel a difference just as I have, and the other athletes who have been using the products. Expect HUGE things in the next year from NVIE! We are making HUGE strides toward helping people CHANGE THEIR LIVES!!!

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Check them out at www.nvienutrition.com and watch this space monthly, and also the Ultimate you facebook page and MY facebook pages where I will from time to time give discount codes so people can see for themselves that the products WORK! YOU HAVE MY WORD!

Teriyaki Beef Stir Fry (Serves: 2-3)

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INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoon coconut oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

½ cup coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce

3 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon Steve’s Paleo Chef Sriracha

1 teaspoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon fish sauce

2 tablespoons arrowroot powder, divided

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced

½ yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 cup sliced button mushrooms

1 pound flank steak, thinly sliced against the grain

salt and pepper, to taste

chopped green onions, to garnish

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Place a large pan or wok over medium heat. Add coconut oil along with minced garlic and grated ginger.

2. When garlic becomes fragrant, turn heat on low then add coconut aminos. Be sure that the pan has cooled down a bit before to keep the coconut aminos from splattering everywhere.

3. Once coconut aminos have been added, increase heat to medium-low and add honey, sriracha, sesame oil and fish sauce.

4. Bring sauce to a slow boil, then add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder, 1 teaspoon at a time and whisking to incorporate into the sauce. Meaning you will add 3 teaspoons total, whisking each teaspoon in at a time.

5. Once sauce has become think, add peppers, onion and sliced mushrooms to the sauce and coat in sauce. Let it cook down for about 6-8 minutes or until onion is soft.

6. After the vegetables have cooked through, use a slotted spoon to remove the vegetable and set aside in a bowl.

7. Increase heat to medium-high temperature and add thinly sliced flank steak to the pan. Cook steak on both sides for 2-3 minutes, until barely any pink remains.

8. Add vegetables back into the pan and incorporate with the meat.

9. Since the meat will render some liquid, add the remaining tablespoons arrowroot powder into the mixture, teaspoon at a time, whisking the powder in with the mixture.

10. Top stir fry off with chopped green onions.

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Credits:

Recipe from: http://paleomg.com

Photo from:  http://paleomg.com

 

Slowcooker Sri Lankan Chicken (Serves: 3 – 4)

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INGREDIENTS:

5 chicken breasts

1 medium white onion, diced

1 knob of ginger, grated (about 2 tbsp)

4 thai chilis (I used two jalapenos and two serranos) – thinly sliced

4 cloves garlic

1 tbsp coriander

1 tsp turmeric

cayenne (the strength will depend on your preference)

1 tbsp curry powder (or 1/4 cup fresh curry leaves or 1 pandan leaf)

1 can coconut milk

2 tsp coconut oil

2 tbsp lemon juice

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Get a large skillet going over medium-high heat and saute your onions, peppers, and garlic in 2tsp of coconut oil until the onion starts to become translucent.

2. Now add your spices and keep cooking until it becomes very aromatic and gets a little bit of a toasted smell -this will greatly enhance the flavor and strength of the spices.

3. Take your vegetable and spice mixture and scrape it into your slowcooker.

4. Pour in one can of coconut milk and your lemon juice. Mix well.

5. Place your chicken breasts in the mixture and ladle a bit of the sauce over the tops.

6. Cook on low in your slowcooker for 6 hours, or on high for 4 hours.

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ACCREDITATION:

Recipe from: http://www.paleofood.com

Recipe and Photo courtesy:  Adventures with Edna

 

Interview with GW Burns

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Tell me a bit about your background and how did you become interested in fitness photography?

I had shot with several fitness models including Jaime Eason in the past but it was Natalia Muntean (Bikini Universe Champion) that first introduced me to some of the more prominent promoters in the industry.  Being a former Tennis Pro who had worked with trainers in the past it was a good fit for me as I appreciate the dedication the athletes have to possess to train their bodies to be in the kind of shape it takes to compete..

 

What was the major turning point for you that helped your career to become so successful? 

Louis Zwick of Fitness Universe and Paul Dillett of the WBFF both helped promote me at their events and that in turn allowed me the exposure to make further contacts with magazines and fitness companies.

 

What advice would you give a fitness photographer who is starting off in the industry?

Know your craft (photography) and know your clientele.  This is an industry of who have you worked with and at first that might be difficult to shoot with the best but do whatever it takes to get those iconic people in front of your lens.  Be willing to spend a lot of money before you ever expect to see a positive return.  Be willing to attend the big expo’s to network and never underestimate the power of social media.

 

You run photography workshops and your suggestions have been published in books and on websites.  What inspired you to help others?

As I mentioned I taught tennis for 27 years and always enjoyed sharing information with people who share the same passion.  I think it stokes your own fires and for me it allowed me to travel to places I might not of otherwise.

 

 

 

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What do you enjoy shooting the most and why?

I love shooting on location at exotic and interesting places.  Take a beautiful person and drop them into a exquisite background and it is the best of all worlds.  There are times when I have shot in the past and looked up from my camera and just had my mouth agape at the beauty in front of me.

 

What is your motivation for capturing the perfect human physique?

It’s the person themselves.  I love knowing that years later they can go back and look at our shots and feel proud of themselves.

 

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Name some of the professional models that you have worked with.  How do they help you to capture the perfect shot?

I have shot everything from models signed with top agencies like Elite to Playboy centerfolds.  Fitness Cover models like Jaime Eason, Natalia Muntean, Lindsay Messina, Nicole Costa, Morris Mendez and Ulysses are a just a few that I have had the honor of shooting.  Quality like that makes it pretty easy to do your job from a photographer standpoint.  I like to joke that with people like that you just need to push a button.

 

What advice would you have for those wanting to break into the modeling industry?

Be willing to travel and move if you have to.  Be willing to be super aggressive in attaining your goals.  Work with the best photographers you can.  Be willing to spend the money developing a great portfolio.  Just like in building muscle there is no gain without pain.

 

Plenty of your shots picture the models with some very artistic scenery in the background.  Where does your creative inspiration come from?

That’s kind of like asking a musician where does the sounds come from he envisions in his mind?  I think in part we are always influenced by others and our past.  When you are in love it is easy to capture an image that conveys that or for that matter when you are sad as well.  Emotions are universally felt, so if you can convey an image with emotion it is sure to hit someone’s hot button.

 

What is the most unusual set that you have used to shoot at?

Nothing is unusual for me but then again I am unusual so that goes without saying I guess, lol.

 

What are the 3 most important things to get right when acquiring the ideal shot?

Of course the lighting would be paramount.   Without light we can’t have a shot.  So that would be priority one.  I have already talked about the mood of a shot so I would have to list that a key element as well.  Furthermore, I am pretty much a composition freak so that would be high on the list also.

 

Do you have any exciting shoots or projects coming up?

I have learned over the years to keep quiet on that front as some never manifest themselves and others exceed expectations.  Photography is totally based on the past.  Your work speaks for itself but always in a past tense.  I have a project that I am currently planning but have to keep it under wraps until it is time to release it.  I know that is a bit of a teaser but this business is so competitive that you have to keep tight lips even when you want to tell the world.

 

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Egg and Potato Salad (Serves: 2-3)

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INGREDIENTS:

1 sweet potato, diced

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

2 eggs, hard boiled and diced

¼ white onion, finely chopped

 

For the MAYO:

⅔ cup avocado oil

1 egg

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dijon mustard

½ teaspoon dried parsley

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ teaspoon dried basil

salt and pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Coat diced sweet potatoes in coconut oil, place on baking sheet and bake for 15-25 minutes until soft. Let cool.

3. Place eggs in a saucepan filled with water, let boil for 12-15 minutes. Let cool, then peel and dice.

4. Place all mayo ingredients in a tall container, put immersion blender to the bottom of the container and turn on. Keep immersion blender on until the oil turns to a white color and into mayo. Should take just a little over 30 seconds, if that!

5. Mix cooled sweet potatoes, eggs, onion and may in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little more salt!

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ACCREDITATION:

Recipe and photo from: http://paleomg.com

 

CHICKEN FAJITA SALAD (SERVES: 2)

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INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbs coconut oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1/2-3/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp dried oregano

1/4 tsp sea salt (optional)

1 large bell pepper, chopped

1 large head red leaf or romaine lettuce

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 avocado

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Wash and chop onion, bell pepper and tomatoes.

2. Cut chicken into 1/2″ slices.

3. Heat skillet over medium high heat.  When hot, add coconut oil and onions. Sauté until onions are soft and slightly translucent.

4. Add chicken, cumin, oregano and sea salt to the onions and continue to cook, stirring often.

5. When the chicken has browned, add the peppers and cook until tender.

6. Meanwhile, wash and shred the lettuce. Divide between two plates.

7. Top lettuce with chicken fajita mix, tomatoes and sliced avocado.

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Credits:

Recipe from:http://www.paleoplan.com

Photo from:  http://www.paleoplan.com     Photo courtesy: Rupert Ortiz

ZUCCHINI AND GROUND BEEF (serves: 2)

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INGREDIENTS:

3 Tbs coconut oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1-1/2 lbs lean ground beef

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 Tbs dried oregano

4 medium (6″-8″) zucchini, diced

3 medium tomatoes, diced

1 tsp sea salt (optional)

 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Wash and prepare vegetables.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add coconut oil when hot.

3. Add onions to skillet and sauté until slightly translucent.

4. Quickly roll the ground beef into balls and add them to the pan next, along with the garlic and oregano. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. Add zucchini and tomatoes and cook until tender.

6. Season with sea salt if desired.

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ACCREDITATION:

Recipe from:http://www.paleoplan.com

Photo from:  http://www.paleoplan.com

Photo courtesy: Daniel Drake

Pork Breakfast Sausage (Serves: 3-4)

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INGREDIENTS:

1 pound ground pork

1 tablespoon coconut sugar

½ tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried sage

1 teaspoon fennel

½ teaspoon dried thyme

⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes

pinch of ground cloves

salt and pepper, to taste

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Create 5-7 patties with the pork.

3. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Cook on both sides for about 5-6 minutes per side,

or until cooked through.

4. Serve with whatever else you like for breakfast!

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Recipe and photo from: http://paleomg.com